Tortricidae : Tortricinae
Photo © Shane Farrell,  f. asperana

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Acleris laterana
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18mm)
Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)49.077/1048
Norfolk status
Gardens, hedgerows, woodland, fens and orchards.
Extremely variable species with several forms.

The nominate form has a forewing demarcated centrally, with a white basal half showing a large dark patch on the dorsum and a ferruginous/black distal half.

f. asperana
As above but with no dark patch on the dorsum.

f. cirrana
Forewing ground colour yellow/brown.

f. brunneana
forewing colour brown rather than black.

f. argentana
White with obsolescent markings except for a dark costal blotch to the forewing.

f. albana
All white.

f. caeruleaoatrana
Melanic all dark.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 04.08.2013.
Last Recorded in 28.08.2013.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28.08.2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/10/2016127TG12 - Aylsham
16/10/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/10/2016127TM18 - Diss
15/10/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 14-18mm
Season: June to Oct
Foodplant:   Various plants and shrubs including roses, brambles, hawthorns, cherries, apples, pears and Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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